The Most Important Documents After a Car Crash

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    February 19 2019

    If you have just been in a motor vehicle accident, you may be wondering what to do next.   Perhaps you are thinking about hiring an attorney or maybe you already have one. Maybe you are working on your car insurance claim with an insurance adjuster – We recommend that you get legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney first!

    No matter what the situation, here are the most important documents that you will need to deal with your car accident case.

    Important documents after a car crash.

    Insurance Information

    If you have an automobile insurance policy, you should obtain a copy of your policy.  The most important page is the declarations page, which states which type of insurance coverage you have.  It will also show your policy number.

    If you don’t have a copy of your policy, you can obtain one by calling your insurance company.  Your attorney can also obtain a copy of your car insurance policy with your approval.

    You will also need to show evidence of your premium payments.  A statement from your insurance company, cancelled check, or receipt would be sufficient.  

    Police Report  

    If a police officer was called to the scene of the accident, you should be sure to obtain a copy of the accident report.  This report will often include a diagram of where all vehicles were at the time of the accident, the responding officer’s initial impressions of the cause, and each party’s account of what happened.  The report will also include important details like the date and time of the accident, the names of the drivers involved, responding officer’s name and badge number, and the license plate numbers of the involved vehicles.

    Medical Records

    If you sought medical treatment after your accident, you should be sure to save copies of all medical bills and records.  If you don’t have copies of your records, keep notes with the name and address of any medical provider that you have seen.  Your medical records and bills will include your ambulance bill, ER visit, follow-up treatments, diagnostic treatments, physical therapy, and any other medical treatment that you received in connection with your accident.

    Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers

    If you or a loved one has been in a car accident and you would like to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 850-0202.  Our law firm is in Henderson, but we work with clients all over the Las Vegas Valley.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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